How do I apply for a Medical Card?

If you are entitled to a medical card it is likely that while in hospital, your Social Worker will have submitted this application with you. If your circumstances have changed or this did not happen, you can apply online for a medical card at

Or you can download a medical card application from the Citizens Information website:

If you would like a paper copy to be sent to you in the post, please contact our Information Officer on / 01 2355317

If you are refused a medical card, the process of appeal will be outlined in the refusal letter.

* If you are not happy with the outcome of the assessment, it is very important to begin the process of appeal quickly. Please contact your SII Community Outreach Officer if you would like assistance with this process.